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Destiny 2 glitch suggests a return to a familiar location

The Dreadnaught returns ... maybe?

Destiny: The Taken King - three Guardians on the Dreadnought Bungie/Activision

Over the past week, players have been reporting a new and exciting bug in the world of Destiny 2. While the game has been known to have glitches here and there, this particular bug is more interesting than most. Players have found that the game will occasionally get confused, and set them on a loading screen that appears to be for Oryx’s Dreadnaught — the primary location in Destiny: The Taken King, which is not a playable location in Destiny 2.

The new Dreadnaught loading screen appears to be slightly different from its Destiny counterpart, and has been updated with more modern graphics. This glitch — along with the Dreadnaught music that can be found in Destiny 2’s files — suggests that players could be returning to Oryx’s Dreadnaught soon.

While enticing, a return to the Dreadnaught is not entirely a surprise for dedicated players. At the end of Destiny 2’s campaign, a beam of light radiates across the cosmos, touching a few locations that are familiar. So far, the order these locations are shown in has perfectly depicted the locations of DLCs — starting with Mercury from Curse of Osiris, followed by Mars and the Reef from Warmind and Forsaken respectively. Oryx’s Dreadnaught is shown in this cutscene directly after the Reef — the area that much of Forsaken takes place in.

The bug with the Dreadnaught looks to suggest a return to the ship over the course of the Annual Pass for Destiny 2. While we know that Bungie will be adding new, “bubble” locations, there is still a lot of wiggle room there. The developer did state that it wouldn’t be adding new planets in the Annual Pass, but the Dreadnaught is neither a planet nor new to the Destiny franchise.

This bug could also point to where next year’s big DLC will take place, but it seems a bit too early for that. We should learn more about the Annual Pass — and potentially the Dreadnaught — when Bungie unveils Black Armory some time this year before it’s released this December.

For players eager to see the glitch for themselves, Destiny YouTuber xHoundishx’s video below shows both load in animations currently in game.

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